Funding to help reduce agricultural emissions
Farmers, growers, and whenua Māori owners will benefit from extra investment in efforts to lower New Zealand's agricultural emissions.
The funding announced in May 2022 will help farmers get new tools and technology to reduce on-farm emissions quicker.
Partnership to reduce agricultural emissions – Government media release
What initiatives are being funded
New tools, technology, and farming practices will help reduce agricultural emissions. The new initiatives include:
- establishing a new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions
- boosting existing on-the-ground support to help farmers and growers adapt their practices and adopt new technology
- developing specialised climate-focused extension services
- mātauranga-based approaches to support whenua Māori owners with climate change mitigation
- essential work to support the development of a pricing mechanism for agricultural emissions from 2025.
Reducing agricultural emissions – Fact sheet [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Reducing and offsetting emissions through forestry – Fact sheet [PDF, 4.2 MB]
Why extra support is needed
Agriculture contributes about 50% of New Zealand's gross greenhouse gas emissions. Around 91% of our biogenic methane emissions are from agriculture.
Agriculture needs to contribute to meeting our climate goals.
It’s important for the long-term economic and social resilience of our rural communities that the right tools, technology and support are in place to enable producers to make changes that reduce their biological emissions.
The Government's first emissions reduction plan was released in May 2022. It has key actions to support farmers to lower emissions over the next 15 years.
Find out more
Emissions reduction plan – Ministry for the Environment
He Waka Eke Noa – Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership
Who to contact
If you have questions about emissions reduction support, email firstname.lastname@example.org